What is iWalk Cornwall?

iWalk Cornwall is a collection of thoughtfully-crafted circular walks and a guided walks mobile app created by two Trewarmett boys who are passionate about the mindboggling number of amazing things in Cornwall.

The 242 walks have taken over seven years and more than 4,000 miles of walking to produce and there's still a lot more we hope to add.

Over the past five years, we have developed a guided walk app for Android and Apple, which is a convenient way of tracking where you are on the walk, reducing the chances of getting lost and allowing you to concentrate more fully on your surroundings.

We charge £1.99 for a guided walk in the app which includes free updates, from which we receive £1.16 from Google/Apple, and the income from this pays a tiny way towards our costs (which include keeping the directions continually-updated for all the walks). The app includes a free walk (Lanhydrock Gardens) and a simulation mode so you can try out the functionality for yourself before purchasing any walks.

We are not a formal charity, however, iWalk Cornwall is a social enterprise run on charitable principles, working to:

  • make Cornwall's natural environment and heritage more accessible to both locals and visitors and consequently more valued, appreciated and ultimately protected
  • help maintain Cornwall's footpath network through collaboration with the Local Authority Countryside Team including hands-on work to keep the paths clear
  • support other local businesses and organisations in making Cornwall a valued, sustainable, innovative and welcoming county
  • promote the benefits to physical and mental well-being of walking, Cornwall's natural beauty and its fascinating history

Essentially, the more people who use our walks app, the more time we can afford to spend on creating new walks, further improving the existing ones and working towards these aims.

If you don't have an Android/Apple smartphone, the walk directions are available to print out from the desktop/tablet version website for own use - see our Terms Of Use for more info. This is made available to support the more vulnerable members of society so if you do print the directions out please donate whatever you can afford to help us to keep this available. We don't receive grant funding so without people paying for what they use, iWalk Cornwall will not survive.

If you genuinely can't afford to contribute financially, there are a few other ways you can help us with the project and these have been devised to cost you nothing other than a little time and possibly a few sheets of printer paper - more info on how you can help.

We are steadily adding new walks to the site, which we announce on facebook and twitter. The existing walks are also continually being updated for changes to the footpaths and with more information about the heritage and natural history as we find out about it ourselves (the app will automatically download any updates).